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Curved-Fold Cardboard Geodesic Dome by TaffGoch Curved-Fold Cardboard Geodesic Dome :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 1 1 Starweave - Icosa by TaffGoch Starweave - Icosa :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 0 2 Tensegrity 2v{1,1} Double-Layer - Ice by TaffGoch Tensegrity 2v{1,1} Double-Layer - Ice :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 2 3 Tensegrity 2v{1,1} Double-Layer - Hot by TaffGoch Tensegrity 2v{1,1} Double-Layer - Hot :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 1 1 Tensegrity 2v{1,1} Double-Layer - Fire by TaffGoch Tensegrity 2v{1,1} Double-Layer - Fire :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 1 1 Tensegrity 2v{1,1} Double-Layer - Cold by TaffGoch Tensegrity 2v{1,1} Double-Layer - Cold :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 1 5 Bucky's 60-Strut Tensegrity Sphere by TaffGoch Bucky's 60-Strut Tensegrity Sphere :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 1 1 Nexorades pentagon scale - ARCS by TaffGoch Nexorades pentagon scale - ARCS :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 3 1 Nexorades pentagon scale - MORE by TaffGoch Nexorades pentagon scale - MORE :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 0 7 Rotegrity - Belgium by TaffGoch Rotegrity - Belgium :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 8 7 Nexorades - Pentagon Scale by TaffGoch Nexorades - Pentagon Scale :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 0 2 Rotegrity 3v{0,3} by TaffGoch Rotegrity 3v{0,3} :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 0 1 Rotegrity 3v{1,2} by TaffGoch Rotegrity 3v{1,2} :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 0 8 Rotegrity 2v{0,2} by TaffGoch Rotegrity 2v{0,2} :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 0 3 Rotegrity 2v{1,1} by TaffGoch Rotegrity 2v{1,1} :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 1 1 Rotegrity 1v{0,1} by TaffGoch Rotegrity 1v{0,1} :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 0 1

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Curved-Fold Cardboard Geodesic Dome
Geodesic dome, composed of curved-fold cardboard struts • See original dome, at the link:
srchlab - Curved-Fold-Dome
(Plenty of photos)

Original dome diameter: 7 meters • Such a dome can be made, instead, of sheet metal, assembled with pop-rivets

SketchUp 3D model available • 3D Warehouse: Curved-Fold Cardboard Geodesic Dome • Patterns for struts included • Four strut definitions • The design of the strut "end flaps" allows for construction without hubs
Starweave - Icosa
Geodesic weave • Icosahedron symmetry • Geodesic class: I • Frequency: 1v Simplest of the icosahedral "starweaves" • Only two different segment lengths required • All segments lie on "great circles"


United States
If you can't tell, already, I'm enamored of geodesic constructs.

It is my hope that these deviations will inspire others.


If you ever need help with the geometry of geodesic domes (or spheres,) there is help available:

Geodesic Help Group (Google Group)



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bear48 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional
I love your gallery

Do you have and advice on drawing multi-legged spirals?
Kit-Elliott Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the :+devwatch: - I hope you enjoy what I come up with! Nice to see a fellow physicist on DA too!
Snohyn Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Thank you for the fave. :meow:
GerardoGarcia Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011

I have some questions related to the modification/use of your sketchup Zapoche/Holywood hills models for an entry in the BFI Challenge. At the same time, we'd be honoured to inviite you to be a honorary/active sponsor of our project. It is a building for the empowermente of handicapped group. Thanks in advance Gerardo García (
emptynest313 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
TaffGoch I am new to this site but I just sent you a long winded note and really need your expertise - I am stuck. Thank you. Pam
jsp7707 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
Very nice Gallery!!
TaffGoch Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Thanks, Jeff,

After seeing your gears & geodesics, I reckoned you might find mine mutually-interesting. :handshake:

kuzy62 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
TaffGoch Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
I thought that I'd done that a while ago... :D
billybob884 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
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